To the News Enterprise:
Many of you may remember an article that the News Enterprise ran for us back in the fall to help advertise the barn sale that we were having to help raise support for the missions trip that we are taking as a family this summer.
At the time that we started with the barn sale and a couple of other small efforts to try and get the word out about our trip and raise money for it, the task seemed daunting. As I had mentioned in the first article, we had to raise over $15,000 for this trip. I boldly proclaimed that it was not too big for God (and of course it is not — but we sometimes have trouble believing!). But in truth, I was not sure how it would be done — so much so that I didn’t really give the actual number that we have to raise, which is actually $17,150!
We are so excited to be able to report that God has been incredible and faithful. At this point, we have over $15,000 raised and the $2,000 seems a piece of cake! There are so many other aspects of this fundraising that we would like to share with you all as well — it has been such an incredible adventure. Will you join us to help us finish this up?
We will be having a fundraiser on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Scout Hall on Peaceful Valley Road. There will be multiple opportunities to help us.
You can bring us your recyclables. So far, although I have not kept track exactly, we have turned in over $300 in recyclables, with multiple people helping. We have people on our road that will just leave them out for us to grab as we go by.
We will be having a bake sale — come hungry for some luscious goodies.
We will be doing a car wash, so bring us your dirty car — we will take great care of it for you.
We will also be selling different varieties of matching pot holder/dish towel combos, for only $10. We receive $3 for each one sold. We will also continue our ski chair raffle and pick the winner at the end of the day. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Thank you to everyone that has already helped with donations, prayers and encouragement. There have been over 35 that have donated, some multiple times, some just because you wanted to support the Riedingers, not necessarily what we are doing and some having huge changes coming in your life, have still given so generously. Unbelievable. We are so grateful.
Trena Riedinger, Bakers Mills